Thailand Dinner
Bailliage of Bangkok
Bangkok, July 31, 2019
Waiting for CLARA
" The food was Italian classic with a unique twist "

Whilst Chef Christian Martena and his wife Maitre d’ Clara were waiting for their new much-awaited culinary venture to be ready, they created an interim ‘pop up’ concept of their upcoming establishment.

As an amuse-bouche to the opening of CLARA, a celebration of Italian modern cuisine, Clara and Christian presented “Waiting for CLARA”.

With roots in Puglia in the deep south of Italy, Chef Christian took the Bailliage members and their guests on a culinary journey with Italian influences and modern techniques, all the while taking pride in working with hand-selected and earth-conscious products.


Italian Wonton | Rustic bite | Focaccia | Caviar beignet
Ferrari Brut (served from jeroboams)


Tomato | Basil | Stracciatela

Mushrooms | Hokkaido scallop

Foie Gras | Duck

Parmesan | Black truffle

Tooth fish
Fish | Lemon | Kale
Beef | Turnip | Aged Balsamic

Cucumber | Watermelon | Melon

Almonds | Amaretto | Yolk | Vanilla


Verdicchio del Castelli di Jesi ‘Tardivo ma non Tardo’ 2016
Stefano Antonucci - Marche, Italy

Ferrari Perlé Rosé Riserva 2011 - Trento, Italy

Merlot Baffonero 2013
Rocca di Frassinello - Tuscany, Italy

The food was Italian classic with a unique twist. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the amazing multi-course dinner in an intimate setting that was a ‘pop up restaurant’ at its best!

Vive la Chaîne!

Finbarr O’Connor
Bailli Délégué